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This report provides a high-level analysis of how big data capabilities can be used and managed by Australia’s national security community.
The associated resource, ‘Big Data in National Security - online resource’, provides policy makers and the public with a detailed analysis of the key concepts, trends, and challenges of big data in national security.
Recent developments in ‘big data’ technology potentially offer the Australian national security community new capabilities that may enhance the collection, collation and analysis of information. Enthusiasm over the potential benefits of big data needs to be tempered by legislative and ethical barriers, as well as its technological and methodological limitations.